tv Ted Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign CSPAN May 3, 2016 8:22pm-8:46pm EDT
have learned so far on the campaign is that if there are large voter turnouts, we win. make certain that for the kentucky democratic primary, we have the largest voter turnout in history. thank you all very much! [applause] >> [chanting "bernie"] >> with an ali on the primary in two weeks, senator bernie sanders in louisville, kentucky -- with an eye on the primary.
we moved to where carly fiorina is about to speak. >> i know i speak for the entire cruz family, the entire when i tell you how many hoosiers we have fallen in love with on this campaign. all the wonderful people who have shown up at rallies across the state. the retail stops where people let what looks like all some foo -- awesome food get cold while we all stood and talked about the state you love and the state we have come to love, and the nation we all love. >> we love you! came together as fellow warriors. warriors in a cause. to save the soul of our party, the character and the future of our nation. and that cause continues.
and you are warriors still. know, you know what makes this country extraordinary. you know that we are extraordinary because, while people are gifted by god all over the world, it is only in this nation that so many people have been given the opportunity to realize their god-given gifts. we've been given that opportunity because we were founded on two powerful ideas. one, that each of us has a right to find and use our god-given gifts, a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. god those rights come from and should not be taken away by man or government.
and the other idea -- that power concentrated is power abuse. gets concentrated in the hands of too few for too long, too many americans in this nation suffered. you know, as i know, that in this nation, extraordinary people step up. you have all stepped up. and it has been my great pleasure, my privilege, my hon or to stand by and fight alongside one of the greatest sins of this extraordinary citizens ofhe great this extraordinary nation. tehe ted cruz i have come to know, is the same man you have come to know.
this is a man who favors substance over sloganeering. who favors respect over insult. favors positive over -- positive policy solutions that will actually work over hand waving. it has been my great privilege and honor to come to know him as a friend, as a husband, as a father, he is indeed a great citizen of this great nation. and so citizens, fellow citizens, as we fight on, for the -- nation we hold dear. [cheering] ourfiorina: as we know that history is long and our future is longer still, please join me
senator cruz: god bless the hoosier state. let me tell you about the america that i love. our nation is an exceptional nation. we were founded by risktakers and pioneers. brave men and women who put everything on the line for freedom. we began with a revolutionary idea, that our rights do not come from kings or queens or even presidents but from god almighty. one of us has an un-a neil boatright -- alienable life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. and that to protect those rights, the constitution serves as chains to bind the mischief of government.
for more than two centuries, we have protected those rights. we believe in equal rights for everybody, that everybody deserves dignity and respect, whether they agree with you are not. always be will people in the world and injustice in the world but america stands up to it and confronts it. even from a montgomery jail, our voice for justice and equality rings out for the ages. america is hopeful, optimistic. america is kind. we are not boastful or mean spirited. america is brave. we keep our word.
and we believe in peace through strength. senator cruz: we have spent more blood in defense of any country in history. we do not engage in wars of conquest. we do not seek to enrich ourselves and our neighbor's expense. america is the land that gave my mom, and irish italian girl in a working-class family, the chance to be the first and her family to go to college, to become a pioneering computer programmer in the 1950's. [applause] i love you, mom. america is the land that
welcomed my father as a penniless immigrant. he saw oppression and torture in cuba. hope,m, america was opportunity. in 1957, if someone told that teenager washing dishes for $.50 an hour one day his son would be elected to the senate and he would get a chance to cast his ballot for his son to be president of the united states -- [applause] that teenaged immigrant washing
dishes could never have believed it. that is exactly what happened only in america. [applause] in recent months a lot of people have been talking about what happened 40 years ago at the republican convention in kansas city, our parties last contested convention. when i look back at that i think of the speech ronald reagan gave to our pretty. he spoke not of the next four years. he saw not the close arrivals that are of interest to those who want to build their own fortunes in the short term. he looked to the distant times that concern the men and women whose purpose it is to secure the blessings of liberty to posterity. ronald reagan spoke of the next 100 years and the generations of
americans who would come to know whether our nation had escaped the existential threat of nuclear war, who would know whether our party had succeeded in its fight against the erosion of constitutional freedoms that only grow and multiply under rule of the democratic party. ronald reagan spoke of the purpose that defined our party then and that must unite and drive our party now. [applause] the republican party of ronald reagan and george herbert walker bush ensured missiles that the soviet union and the united states had targeted at each other were never fired and that soviet communism was confined to history. [applause]
hard so that our american freedoms were not lost to any foreign flow nor sacrificed in pursuit of domestic agenda of the democratic party. [applause] the challenges we face today remain as great as ever. americans are deeply frustrated and desperately want to change the path we are on. we have economic stagnation at home and our constitutional rights are under assault. under the obama clinton foreign-policy, russia has emerged as a resurgent threat. china looks with a coveted eye on the land of our allies in the region. a nuclear north korea and a near nor clear -- nuclear iran urine to devastate our home line -- homeland.
and radical islamic terrorism unleashes an evil that threatens the world. two weeks before our party gathers in cleveland all americans will celebrate the 240th birthday of the united states of america. american parents and grandparents will watch the fireworks with their kids and ring of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren to come, and wonder how future generations of americans remember what we do not only this summer, but in the coming decades. rise to meet the challenges on the international stage or will we withdraw and cower from the world? freedom ofure thought, expression and religion
for future generations? [applause] or will we succumb to the political correctness here at home? will we hold fast to our founding values of rewarding talent, hard work and industry, or will we continue on the path of creeping socialism that incentivizes apathy and dependency? will we deliver control of health care to citizens and their doctors? will we continue down the obamacare road to second rate socialize medicine? safe fromep america the threats of america -- andear war or terrorism, pass on a land devastated and
destroyed by the enemies of civilization? responsibility with which we have been charged by history. this is our challenge. this is the five that falls to our generation. when we launch this campaign 13 months ago we sign movements. -- we saw a movement. pundits thought it was hopeless. we saw 300,000 volunteers across this nation. [applause] over 1.5 million contributions averaging $60 each. many volunteers, many contributions, you never forget.
a few days ago two young kids ages four years old and six years old handed me envelopes full of change. earnings from their lemonade stand. they wanted the campaign to have it. that is what built this campaign. that is what field this movement. [applause] thank you to each of you, incredible patriots who fought so hard to save our nation. and i with you. [applause] i am so grateful to you, to my amazing wife, heidi.
>> what you have done, the movement you have started is extraordinary. i love each and every one of you. beginning i have said i would continue on as long as there was a path to victory. say it, i'm sorry to appears that path has been foreclosed. together, we left it all on the field in indiana. we gave it everything we've got. path.ters chose another heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation.
we are suspending our campaign. now.me i am not suspending our fight for liberty. [applause] i am not suspending our fight to defend the constitution. that builthe values america. our movement will continue. i give you my word i will continue this fight with all of my strength, and all of my ability. you are extraordinary. we will continue to fight next week and next year, and together
we will continue as long as god grants us strength to fight on. [applause] one thing remains as true today as it was 40 years ago in kansas city. in this fight, for the long-term future of america, there is no substitute for victory. for the no substitute america that each and every one of us loves with our hearts, that we believe in with all of our hearts, that together we will restore as a shining city on a hill for every generation to come. thank you to each of you. god bless you. [applause] ♪
the announcement a short while ago with senator ted cruz and his running mate of one week, carly fiorina. donald trump is expected to speak in the next 20 minutes. we have been told from the term staff he will follow remarks by senator ted cruz as we watch his family and his mother leave the stage. the results continue to be on the bottom of the screen. for those of you listening, let's go to some of the actual members. it's a close race on the democratic side. donald trump winning a resounding victory parade 51.6 percent of the vote. john kasich, who did not compete in ohio, coming in third.